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Address: Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.
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The beautiful castle located near the famous Neuschwanstein Castle in southern Bavaria, almost on the borderline with Austria. Nice panoramic view of the castle and the little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The beautiful castle located near the famous Neuschwanstein Castle in southern Bavaria, almost on the borderline with Austria. Nice panoramic view of the castle and the little town. From the hills above the castle of Neuschwanstein the panoramic view is amazing and this castle stands out even more the fairytale land.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

In the shadow of Neuschwanstein, this castle is still well worth a visit. There were parts of this castle I actually preferred over its larger, more famous neighbour. We had a young guide who was giving her first English tour and was very nervous. However she was really excellent, knew her subject and we all thought her enthusiasm added to... More 

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Palos Verdes, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

did not get to go on the tour, but the grounds, fountains and walk down the hill is wonderful with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Though Nieuschwanstein castle is famous but from inside Hohenschwangu has more to offer. Even though it is located at a lower altitude but it has more family feeling to this castle than Nieuschwanstein , may be it is because this was built by Ludwig's II father and also Ludwig II stayed here for a long time Inspecting the construction of... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This castle pales in comparison to it's junior across the way but serves as the history for what you will enjoy. See where King Ludwig grew up and birthed the plans for his beautiful Neuschwanstein next door! Great tour with so much to enjoy in a short amount of time. We visited this castle on our first day and then... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

You can check out the wider details of the visit by looking at my review of Neuschwanstein. A more manageable tour that Neuschwanstein, smaller crowds (that may have something to do with it being a morning visit or perhaps most visitors just focus on Neuschwanstein. The grounds are interesting and there's a good view across to Neuschwanstein. You expect the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The Hoenschwangau castle had a live tour guide rather than an audio tour, which I enjoyed much more than the Neuschwanstein Castle's audio tour. The castle is also more interesting since it actually was completed and used. The wait for the English tour took quite a while so I can't imagine what it must be like in the high season... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Hohenschwangau was not as popular with the tourists as his other counterpart Neuschwanstein, but it revealed a slight charm that still managed to win me over :-) There was a fee charged and a tour if you would wish to enter, however the exterior of the castle alone is pretty awesome. It's not perched as high as Neuschwanstein, so people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Steep walk up to the castle but don't be put off. There are great photo opportunities both of this castle and of Neuschwanstein Castle throughout you tour. Recommend book your tour on line and visit early morning to avoid the crowds. The interior of the castle is explained as you walk through by your tour guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

make sure you visit both castles (this and Neuschwanstien) castle to get the complete story of the history of the castles and the Royal family growing up and holidaying in the area. Excellent furnishings and finishes. Walk up the steps, but walk around the back and down the hill to look over the lake (you will see the elevated view... More 

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